A touchscreen display
Banking institutions, healthcare and corporate institutions can use the TouchSystems W22290R-U if they need a touchscreen display with flexibility. It’s a highly ergonomic unit and it offers resistive touch technology. But some of the cons it has are enough to not make it worth the expensive $537 price it it sold at. Yes, you will save quite a lot of money when you go pay your monthly electrical bill. But this device costs so much more than others with better performance and which lack this model’s touchscreen technology. In this next review we’ll show you why that is so.
A modified gadget
TouchSystems went and changed the design of the NEC MultiSync E222W and used this modification on the W22290R-U. And since that product didn’t feature resistive touch technology, the manufacturers asked themselves: “why not featuring it on our new monitor?” And so they added it here. This offering comes with others: one hard wired USB cable and touchscreen drivers. What’s the big deal with resistive touchscreens? Well, they allow users to operate the fidplay even if they’re wearing gloves. And even if the consumer is applying pressure to it.
The resolution of this screen is 1680 x 1050 pixels. You will see some reflections because of it; but not like the ones you’d see on other tested glossy monitors. The panel of the TouchSystems W22290R-U sits on a round base. Its mounting arm has a pivot mechanism used to flip the panel at 90 degrees. Tilting the device is easy to do.
Ports for connectivity are few. There are only 3 of them. That USB one, a DVI and a VGA. The USB cable is too short, you won’t really be able to use it for your laptop or PC.
Performance is on the capable side. The kind of touchscreen on this product delivers respnsiveness and accuracy. We weren’t required to do much effort while scrolling pages, dragging blocks of text, opening windows and other types od daily activities. Quality of dark grayscale and colors was in both cases good. Viewing angles put on a disappointing performance, though. But small text had great definition and was crisp.
ECO 2 mode
The on-screen display of the W22290R-U is responsible for showing all sorts of useful options, settings and other crucial points for a monitor. While digging up on what the menu had to offer, we came across an ECO mode. It was mighty fine to have, because it helped use less power than the rivals. However, it didn’t prevent the monitor from getting dim when the ECO mode was turned on 2. Better use the ECO 1 mode.
The cabinet of this monitor is black and matte. It has bezels which are 0.80″ thin. Which isn’t a possibility on other such devices. Menu navigation is accessed via a 4-way directional key. An eGalax driver disc is on the scene. It sports one utility that is meant to do calibration to the touch panel. It also enables the user to use multi-monitor supprt, to adjust double-click area and time and, finally, to turn touch beeping on or off.
Compared to monitors just released or even the ones which appeared last year, the TouchSystems W22290R-U isn’t as mind-blowing. But it won’t leave you down. That resistive touch technology is a very cool new addition. Take all these pros aside, and you’ll be bugged by how expensive this monitor is. At least it should have left you hanging in for more for this amount of money.